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developed a citywide water supply system. sullivan: in 1630, boston was basically three mountains, there were very steep hills. waste would run down quickly and dump into the harbor. and the tide would carry most of it away. well, this worked well for a while. the problem was, as boston wanted to expand, it started filling in the mudflats. the water could come rushing down the hill, it would hit the flat area and slow down. at high tide, it couldn't get out at all. it got so bad that the city took over, 'cause the city has a responsibility to protect its citizens. boston built the first modern sewer system in the united states. ours was completed between 1877 and 1884. with this wonderful new sewer system, we were taking our filth and moving it out to the ocean. of course, all of this was untreated. in the 1960s, we were still pumping all of our sewage out to moon island, untreated. we would get swimmers here, never knowing, in the middle of summer, why you would have a cold. well, we were swimming in diluted sewage. melosi: the major way to deal with pollution, at least until ear
that left the roads wet. for snow, you had to head north. this was boston and this was the scene in new york city, where the storm was about the last thing local residents wanted to see. >> no words can express the stress, pain suffering. >> earlier in the day, residents of staten island got out before the new storm hit. hundreds of thousands are still without power from last week. the debris is everywhere in some areas. >> you try to save what is left and now it may get washed away. >> sadly, the nor'easter has knocked out power to thousands who have just got it back and created a mess for people wanting to fly. at reagan national, almost all the flights to new york were canceled and flights to other cities were affected, also. >> i'm hoping to get out of here at some point. >> in new york city, they have suspended train service, some roadways have been closed. a lot of people cannot believe they are going through yet another giant storm tonight. >> it is really difficult out there. abc 7 is your storm watch station. for instant updates as we move closer to winter, go to wjla.com and also f
hampshire indian by his wife aefrpb and rocker kid rock before heading to boston for the big day testimony. >> abc 7 is on your side tracking problems at the polls. share with us any problems that you might see from long lines to malfunctioning mention. visit our website at wjla.com/problems or on twitter poll problems or send an e-mail to poll problems at g-mail.com. stay with abc 7 your election station and wjla.com for election night coverage. we are teaming up with abc news for the presidential race and we will have our own reporters on the ground in boston and chicago with the presidential campaign headquarters and all races. our coverage begins tuesday night at 7:00. >> people in new york and new jersey dread being the thought of another storm as they try to deal with the aftermath of super storm sandy. tempers and frustrations high as long lines at gas as fema opened the first free gas distribution site. lights slowly coming on but too slowly for thousands of people. >> it is starting to get cold. people are in homes that are uninhabitable. it will be increasingly c
that gave him more latitude with the conservative base of the party. >> woodruff: speak of boston, and other places, let's hear now from our colleagues-- actually, ray suarez is in chicago. he and margaret warner are at the two presidential campaign headquarters, but, ray, we're going to come to you first. are you in chicago, and that's where president obama is tonight. >> that's right. he's just a few miles away. he's not here yet. and neither are a lot of the senior officials from the campaign. i think they probably want to waito see a little bit more, but illinois senior senator, senator dick durbin is here, and there have been a lot of poll closings, a lot of projections, but so far no surprises. what do you need to see before you can really relax? >> some of the key battled ground states-- florida, virginia, ohio, and of course when we get in the midwest, a little closer to my activity in the last few months for the president, taking a look at wis cons and i know iowa. if we can get the job done in the midwest, and i hope we do glie you're not up thisickle. whn you don't have a race, wh
york, new jersey, philadelphia. boston now seeing the snow. one of the hardest-hit areas from sandy was long island, staten island and then down the jersey shore, they are getting hit again by not just the strong winds, but heavy snow on top of what they've seen from sandy. here's more on that story. >> reporter: hey, doug. this is something that we've ever seen before. none of us at the weather channel can remember a snowfall nine days after a hurricane hits an area. that's what's happening here in point pleasant, new jersey. one of the beaches ravaged by sandy a week ago monday. what i'm walking up here is not a big pile of snow that you would see in the winter. this is sand. now, this is a temporary dune they've built since yesterday. they took all the sand that sandy took inland, six, seven blocks inland and they trucked it out here. it left about three to four feet of sand left on ocean avenue. so they trucked out the sand and started building the dune yesterday ahead of this nor'easter. some areas in krtconnecticut ha had six to eight inches of snow. the weekend looks sunny an
and he travelled to richmond. ryan will watch the returns tonight at romney headquarters in boston. vice president joe biden cast his vote in delaware. he and his wife stood in line with other voters outside of a high school in greenville. biden's served four decades in elected office, 36 as a senator from delaware. >>> back to battleground virginia now. and it's predicted the presidential and senate race will be close. and in maryland, hotly contested ballot issues like expanded gambling, gay marriage and the dream act are bringing out voters in high numbers. lauren demarco is live in laurel, maryland, watching the issues and we'll start with karen gray houston live in virginia. karen? >> reporter: in burke, virginia, this is lake braddock's secondary school. the voting has been heavy here all day long. there were 250 people waiting in line when they opened the doors here this morning and there has been no lull all day long. it's taken as long as an hour and a half to get through the line. as little as about 40 minutes. these are people strongly motivated to help decide whether the next
this morning. tahman bradley is in boston but t.j. winick starts it off from the windy city of chicago. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. well, election day may not be until tomorrow, but 27 million americans have already cast their votes. a sign how close the obama campaign believes this could be, the president appeared in new hampshire which only has four electoral votes. >> we're no longer relevant now. we're props because what's happened is now, the campaign falls on this 25-year-old kids who are out there knocking on doors making phone calls. >> reporter: joined by bill clinton who mocked mitt romney's speech. >> don't pay too much attention to what our solutions are. just be disappointed. look at me, i look like a president and i talk like one. and i'm telling you it's going to all be all right if you let me. >> reporter: with one day to go until the election, the candidates crisscross the battleground states. governor romney, 14 stops in seven states. president obama, 14 stops in eight states. both claim victory is within reach. >> he's hoping we'll settle.
as they head to boston. plus, he was supposed to make headlines, but he's just been on the sidelines. what pierre garcon said about the rest of his season. that's all when news4 at 6:00 hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> undocumented students in maryland are celebrating a big win at the polls yesterday. voters approved ballot question 4. it allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. it is maryland's version of the dream act. students must attend a maryland high school for three years. the student or their parents must prove that they filed state income taxes during that time. maryland is the first state in the country to approve this measure by a popular vote. >>> table games and a new casino are coming to maryland. voters yesterday approved a ballot issue, question 7 it's called, that would allow expanded gambling. >> tracee wilkins is at national harbor with
ads, the boston ads. i think people want a little break. introducing a little lefty into the campaign it at this late date i think voters appreciate it. lissa: did you run other ads where you hit your opponent over the head with a hammer or something just to balance it all out? >> yeah. there has been a hard fought campaign in the 6th congressional district and north shore of massachusetts so it is kind of a nice way to end it. but we've been talking about the economy and the debt and getting, you know, the job market back in this area and throughout the country. you know, throughout the course of the campaign. and, i think voters listening to the message but want a little, like i said, a little levity at this point. melissa: have you heard from folks about the ad in particular? or has it gone by unnoticed because people sort relax but don't know what it is for? >> no. definitely noticed. you know what? good way to cut through the clutter right now. we have a pretty intense congressional campaign, a u.s. senate campaign, a new hampshire is right next door to us on the boston media ma
. >> we get a call from the boston police. and they say, "it's a mad scene down here." >> (chanting): we want ted! >> narrator: it was the night of their first debate. >> "we're going to have to get you an escort to get into the building." they had eight or ten motorcycle police officers there to guide us through the mobs of people at the site. >> narrator: it was 47-year-old mitt romney's first campaign. >> and mitt just has this big smilon his face, and he looks at me and goes, "boy, however this turns out, this really makes it worth it." >> narrator: the race had been close. romney needed a great performance. >> i don't think he had any idea what it was going to be like, because he had never done debates under that pressure. >> narrator: he'd gotten into the race because kennedy looked weak, beatable. >> at the time ted kennedy seemed vulnerable. it was a weak period for kennedy. he looked bad, he sounded bad, and in that way he was vulnerable. >> narrator: he was dramatically overweight. there had been trouble with alcohol and women. he'd mortgaged his house to stay in the race. >> r
traveling with the romney campaign. and tonight that means headquarters, back home in boston. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. within the last hour, mitt romney just landed back here in boston after wrapping up his final campaign swing. tonight he's going to watch those returns alongside his wife ann and all five of their sons. during that last flight he spoke to reporters and said he was very proud of the campaign, adding, and i quote, we put it all on the field. at the end of an exhausting quest for the white house. mitt romney cast his ballot alongside his wife ann in their home state of massachusetts. his mind was on the midwest. >> i feel great about ohio. >> reporter: governor romney went straight from the polls to his campaign plane with paul ryan. >> i'm awed by the spirit and enthusiasm, support, energy, it's just amazing. thank you. >> reporter: while mr. romney thanks volunteers, later fueling up on fast food. it was a near traffic jam on the tarmac in cleveland. air force two carrying the vice president to a late campaign swing of his own touched d
our colleague ray swawrers and hopefully we'll be joined by margaret warner in boston. ray is at the presidential candidate night headquarters in chicago. ray, what is the sense right now? when we talk about this ground game issue, what does the campaign say about what they have over the romney campaign in terms of ground game? >> they said this time instead of sending volunteers and sending field workers from state to state, they concentrated much more heavily on using people that people know. i mean it sounds kind of obvious. but all the research shows that when someone you know talks about you... talks to you about casting the vote in the first place or voting for the person you prefer, that has a lot more impact than somebody showing up at your door with paperwork, a leaflet or a pitch for a candidate. so they've put much more emphasis on having people work their own neighborhoods this time around. and they say they have hit their marks, that they are getting out their numbers. and so far so good. gwen? >> ifill: well, ray, i'm also curious. you're standing there at the
colleague ray swawrers and hopefully we'll be joined by oargaret warner in boston. ray is at the presidential candidate nigh headquarters in hicago. ray, what is the sense right now? when we talk about this ground game issue, what does the campaign say about what they have over the romney campaign ic terms of ground game? >> they said this time instead of sending volunteers and sending field workers from state to state, they concentrated much more heavily on using people that people know. i mean it sounds kind of obvious. but all the research shows that when someone you know talks about you... talks to youatbout casting the vote in the first place or voting for the person you prefer, that has a lot more impact than somebody showing up at your door with paperwork, a leaflet or a pitch for a candidate. so they've put much more emphasis on havingb people work their own neighborhoods this time around. and they say they have hit their marks, that they are getting out their numbers. and so far so good. gwen? >> ifill: well, ray, i'm also curious. you're standing there at the
in boston, where bystanders said, you could hear a pin drop, as the networks called the election for president obama. reports last night that governor romney was so confident in his victory, he had only written one speech beforehand, a victory speech. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. [ cheers and applause ] i so wish -- i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. >> reporter: but in the end, it was not even close. obama won even those outstanding battlegrounds, like virginia, nevada. >> i just spoke with governor romney. and we may have battled fiercely. but it's only because we love this country deeply. >> reporter: so, george, the question, now, what now? and president obama has said that he will reach out to republican leaders. he wants to meet with mitt romney. he even last night reached out to romney voters. where are some areas of compromise? perhaps tax reform. perhaps immigration reform. we'll see in the days ahead. george? >> that's right. t
to say, as a guy from boston, seemed like a pretty good game to me. >> i'll say this, the first two games yesterday were terrific. that game just sent us to bed early. thank you for that. >> thanks. >>> now, to a deadly boat accident that happened just off the coast of florida. a woman is dead and several more were hurt after a boat capsized near pompano beach, florida. the group was back from a thanksgiving diving trip. and bazi kanani has the story. >> reporter: witnesses say the wave came out of nowhere. >> it was windy. there were waves rolling in. >> reporter: the force, apparently so intense, water went over the 45-foot catamaran, tossing the 21 divers and 2 crew members onboard into the ocean. >> chaos. people just in the water and stuff. it's like unbelievable. >> reporter: and rolling the massive boat upside down. >> the wave caught it from behind and it flipped, as he was coming in the harbor. >> reporter: investigators say one woman was killed after she was trapped beneath the capsized boat. other passengers, many with injuries, climbed out of the water and on to the overturned
out of your way, there it is, to the east of boston out of here and high pressure will build through the region. we'll have a nice couple of days across the area. as that area of high pressure moves overhead today gets a little bit south and east of us tomorrow, our wind will shift out of the south and west and that will allow temperatures to warm up around here for the first time this month. we'll have temperatures in the 60s tomorrow. 57 today, good looking day. less wind than yesterday. still a little breezy at times. plenty of sunshine but otherwise a nice-looking day. going to be cold overnight with temperatures back in the 30s and low 40s. there you go, saturday, sunday, monday, mid- to upper 60s. i think we'll get awfully close to 70 on veterans day on sunday. our next chance for rain showers doesn't arrive until tuesday. let's see if julie can do her part and get the latest. >> not i allot happening right now out on 66. our crew in sky fox still hovering coming east. the lanes are open, no accidents to report continuing eastbound working your way into centreville. lanes are a
. but this is something to cheer, the people in boston at romney headquarters. >> john, i know you're looking to the screen as well. iowa being projected now for barack obama. >> well, that is a piece of bad news for the romney campaign. again, remember, mitt romney needed to win most of the nine swing states. not just a couple of them. most of them. he's still got to do that. he's not out of the game, but if you take the state of iowa, you got colorado out there, if president obama can hold nevada and the state of colorado, it doesn't matter what happens in any of these other states. he'll be over the finish line. so big challenges, more for president obama, fewer more romney, but he's still in the game. >> waiting on too close to call races which of course have been really critical. ohio being number one. florida, as well. we know now north carolina and, of course, iowa. >> larry, he needs 21 votes. >> yeah. there's a pattern. i mean, let's face it. there's a pattern here. and whether you're romney supporter or not, you got to look at this thing. the pattern spills over into the u.s. senate
and western maryland. wet at times from boston to d.c. and western new york. also showers dampen roads in the northern rockies and the pacific northwest. >> if you're flying, expect residual airport delays from sandy from boston, new york city, philadelphia and washington, d.c. >>> and good news to pass on to travelers this morning. new york's la guardia airport is reopening with limited service today. some subway lines will also begin running. but recovery is a lot slower in other areas. >> like hoboken, new jersey, where as many as 20,000 residents are still stranded in their flooded homes. 25% of the city is underwater. and now, that standing water is becoming contaminated. residents are patient but worried. >> it's scary. you don't know how long you're going to be stuck here. you don't know how you're going to get out of town. >> the national guard has been delivering ready-to-eat meals for stranded residents. others lucky enough to get to a store are finding prices jacked way up. >> the worst flooding in that city in two centuries. >>> and while the storm's been dominating the hea
to see that and possibly as well at the bay airport hubs in new york city, philadelphia even into boston as we head through lart on through the day. portions of the southeast not dealing with a whole lot of moisture. the frontal boundary relatively dry. behind it very dry. a lot of sunshine expected the next several days in the southeast and northeast behind the front. again cool temperatures. >> winter is here. thanks so much. now stories you can bank on this morning. will investors fear about the looming fiscal cliff impact the market today? lauren simonetti takes a look. what do you think? >> we are down today. stocks are expected to open broadly lower today after meandering between gains and losses on veteran's day yesterday. the market is closing right where they started as you can see pretty flat. they thought the action was inevitable there has been no news on the economy or the possibility of a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the cliff could cause the u.s. economy $800 billion and 3 million jobs. sends the u.s. back into recession. >> many people are worried about what this means
43. buffalo this morning is at 31. new york city is right at 34. boston at the freezing mark. certainly feels a lot more like winter after a lot of those record-breaking high days. you get the cold passing over the warmer water of the lakes, traverse city, lake-effect snow. pittsburgh had some accidents with the snow. that all passed. we got another system to talk about that could bring some rain changing over to snow, watch this thing, it's a low pressure system develops off the coast, it will shove moisture up the coast, an icy mix on tuesday for the big places like new york city, close to d.c., they'll be close to it there, north and west of the city, once you get into the higher elevations it will be snow. if you want to stay warm and toasty you have to go to the coast. that's the big picture. you . >> it's about this time of year when i start to get really jealous, the nick pictures that come in from venice florida. thank you, linda, for that. a waxi ining gibbous moon. that's a beautiful shot from chicago. please find me on twitter. coming up, it's a big travel day and
temperatures closely because notice how cold it is up there in albany, hartford and boston. in any snow does fall, it probably wouldn't accumulate on the pavement. still hovering around 40. so whatever falls should melt throughout the morning and especially during the afternoon. here's the winter radar. this is our little weak storm. the white shows you where the snow is. the pink is the mix. and then where we show you the green, that's where the rain is. washington, d.c., starting heavier echoes. this is probably hitting the ground, maybe a little sleet mixed in, too, western maryland. as this all translates this afternoon right over the top of the philadelphia to new york city area, that's where we could see minor accumulations. we're not talking a lot. the cities themselves, probably the roads will be fine, on the cars and the grass, maybe an inch or two. north and west of philadelphia, pennsylvania, northwest jersey could get from two to three inches. southern new england could pick up an inch or two and that could even accumulate on the roads. the airports could have minor issues as tha
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's in boston. j. mart, if you can hear me amid the hoopla here at the newseum. you're a student at virginia, you've been e-mailing me all night about problems you're detecting in virginia. tell us the problems you see and why and what it means. >> the margins in conservative -- [inaudible] in the suburbs around richmond, chesterfield county is the biggest one, comparable to '08. in 2008 john mccain lost the commonwealth of virginia by seven points. the bottom line, barack obama can do a little bit worse across virginia and still win that state. if he wins the state, there's no path to the presidency for mitt romney. we'll get the western suburbs, look at the outer suburbs of northern virginia, the margins are comparable or a little bit better for romney than they were for mccain four years ago. so unless something big happens in the two big jurisdictions still being counted, virginia beach and fairfax up by washington, d.c., i think that the commonwealth of virginia is going to stay blue and give president obama a second term. >> republicans knew that there was trouble there, or has this al
and is live in boston now. we are already seeing some monday morning quarterbacking. what a shock. >> sure. when a party loses, this is what happens. it happened back in 2008 when john mccain lost. the republic party looked close at itself and now it's doing the same thing in the wake of mitt romney's defeat. it doesn't take much to understand why look at the numbers in key constituencies where republicans were facing uphill climb mr. romney did not do particularly well he got blown out with latino voters. mr. obama beating mr. romney with latino voters. women's vote. disadvantage for the g.o.p. continues. there you see again mr. obama with a commanding advantage over mr. romney. and lastly the youth vote. mitt romney's campaign didn't spend a lot of time courting these constituencies tried on occasions but it wasn't the overall focus of how they did it as opposed to the president's campaign which microtargetted. county by county, neighborhood by neighborhood. street by street and picked up these votes. and as a consequence. in the last time back four years ago republic party moved with th
. chains including starbucks apple bies and boston market may see a boost in sales. the restaurant industry may be hit initially due to closings but sales will eventually pick up as consumers dine out and experience cabin fever. here in new york city, many are turning to starbucks for power and wi-fi. abc is asking a judge to toss out its lawsuit over pink slime. more on that coming later. i hope you guys are ok over there. >> doing just fine. thanks so much. >> glad you're all right. thanks so much. let's check in at the live desk. >> we are following breaking news. we know the university of southern california campus remains on lockdown at this hour. in fact, the university just released an alert to students telling them to seek shelter, stay indoors and avoid opening doors for unknown people. the shooting suspect still remains at large. we have learned that several victims, possibly up to four, have been taken to local hospitals in los angeles. witnesses telling the l.a. times this morning that the shooting happened at a party in the
to run trains between boston and connecticut and they're still trying to remove the water from the tunnels in new york city and trains are expected to have slow running limited service starting tomorrow. >>> in the wake of sandy, two wireless giants are coming together to help the victims of the storm. at&t and t-mobile will allow customers in the storm zone to make cals on either network without enduring any roaming charges. >>> senator barbara mccull ski she's touring the red cross disaster center station. workers and volunteers have been deployed to help those who are affected by the storm. today and tomorrow all fares on trains, subways and buses in new york city will be free. the governor wants to encourage people to take mass transit. the army corps of engineers is bringing in high speed pumps devices to help clear wate in the tuns. >>> the 2012 country music awards are tonight. brad paisley is co-hosting the store along with carrie underwood. it starts at 8:00. >>> you hate getting gas because it seems to get more and more expensive every day. today you could be in luck
in the boston section of arlington still in the dark. surae chinn spent the day with crews trying to get the lights back on. >> reporter: it's a welcome sight to residents after sandy's destruction. >> what we have here is what was a real quagmire. >> reporter: the more damage, the longer the outage and the wait for repairs. waiting anxiously is agnes, bundled up on day two without power, she's learned from, pierce with four days in the dark -- experience with four days in the dark from the derecho. the kristin family is trying to stay plugged in. >> we went down to the local starbucks and filled up the local electricity to get some homework done. >> how cold is it? >> it's freezing. >> did you do all your homework? >> reporter: heard the moment it all went dark. at the height of the storm a tree came crashing down taking
rom mi it was bitter disappointment but in a concession speech to supporters in boston he conveyed a message of university the in defeat. >> i so wish it's been able to fulfill your hopes to lead your country in a different direction but the nation chose another leader and ann and i join with you to pray for him and this great nation. >> reporter: the president says he looks forward to working with the former opponent. >> the weeks ahead i look forward to sitting down with governor romney where we can work together to move the country forward. >> reporter: the president in the victory speech took a bipartisan tone saying americans voted for action and not politics as usual but again keep in mine, this is a democratic president who will be dealing with a house that is run by republicans and a senate run by democrats and again the same setup facing the same divisions we have seen over the last four years. that's the latest from chicago. >> the race we had our ice on voters had major initiatives to decide on. >> this morning the results are in and our state is making history. sherrie
that run through new york city out. getting amtrak service so they are able to connect boston to the southern part of the east coast and the new jersey transit system getting a few trains back online. a lot of work to get through and hope there is that they will be back online by monday. >> city fighting hard. >>> let's check the forecast. tom kiran, a chilly start to our day, tom. >> thankfully, dry weather since yesterday afternoon and evening to help our recovery, locally, clearing up trees and dealing with the aftermath of sandy here. there is the washington monument. mostly clear skies in washington. the past full moon there and to the right, the right is the planet jupiter. a few clouds elsewhere, floating from the north and west. chilly 42 at reagan national. got a bit of a breeze, 5 to 10 miles an hour. winds increase as the day progresses, and the last several hours, a few clouds south of washington and north, but not producing sprinkles like yesterday morning. in western maryland, yes, one snow shower in eastern garrett county. still recovering, many people out there
hampshire before returning to boston. susan mcginniss has more. >> reporter: president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder induced him. -- introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it is possible, but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. sunday president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you have voted. but if you haven't, there is still time. >> reporter: today he will hit florida, colorado and ohio before heading home for election day. mitt romney's battleground sunday included ohio, iowa, and pennsylvania. today he will visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> you are tired of being tired. not justton but all the time. >> both candidates saw huge crowds at their rallies this weekend. and both realize at this point it is all about getting as many people as possible into the election booth goos that is what is going to decide this. there is very few undecided voters left. >> we are props. ultimately, i
television. >> they don't even know what show they are on. >> people that drove all the way from boston to get here, a lot of dedicated fans very excited about the concert and speaking of concerts, we do have a lot of great music coming up in the next few weeks. one direction, the big boy band, is going to be here on tuesday, november 13th, and we'll actually have more of them the following day as well. >> but that's not all, wait. there's more. we've got three more concerts thanksgiving week. slow rider will be kicking things off on monday, november 19th. that's right. kessia rocks the plaza the next day. this guy goes yeah, and on wednesday, the day before thanksgiving, mr. worldwide himself, pitbull. we're calling him mr. ya. >> but this morning it's all about aerosmith. natalie's got a look at the headlines. >> all right. good morning again to you. good morning, everyone. federal officials will visit new york's staten island today which received a severe blow from hurricane sandy. nbc's andrea canning is there with more on the struggles facing the entire region. good morning, andrea
rail between new york and boston. wouldn't that be great development. >> eliot: what is also critical in addition to adding as a second avenue, high speed rail to boston is maintaining the infrastructure. one of the things that we learned in the last 48 hours is how vulnerable we are to the sort of flood such a this, which we never thought would happen, but it did. this is where federal dollars need to be focused as well. >> absolutely. they're beginning with the generators and the army corp of engineers is down taking care of it with personnel. i just did a delegation letter trying to get more emergency funds for transportation. because they're on a slim budget as you know from your days in albany. they don't have the money to do the backup from this needed repair that we need right now. we need more federal dollars going to transportation, and all these areas and you were talking about bellevue. i toured nyu medical today. he was in the hospital with pneumonia, and that hospital is in devastation. all their major equipment was in the basement. it's all been destroyed. the stench is
the economy? carl cameron with the news live in boston this afternoon. governor romney's campaign made decisions that our watchers indicate cost him. >>carl: one tinge he was particularly deficient in was latino vote. when george w. bush won in 2000 he was north 40 percent and mitt romney was down 27 percent. there are questions whether early in the summer when the obama campaign unleashed attack ads on romney's business career whether he responded adequately. some suggested that $30 million worth of positive ads could have neutralized that. he did not talk about bipartisanship in the language you normally hear at the end of a campaign particularly until after the convention. normally the convention is the point where the big tent is open and people try to bring in independents and moderates but it was conservative convention. there was a good example last night of the bipartisan out outreach. >> the nation is in a critical point. a time like this we cannot risk partisan bickering. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. we citizens have to rise to the occas
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